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Small businesses encouraged to claim instant asset write-off

Tuesday, 20th Jun 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has encouraged small business operators to take advantage of the Government’s instant asset write-off extension.

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Small business needs reliable power and stable prices

Monday, 19th Jun 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has called for a bipartisan approach to energy policy to avoid job losses and business closures.

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Penalty rates decision welcomed

Monday, 5th Jun 2017

Today’s transitional arrangement decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) is a good outcome for Australia’s SME’s.

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Industry code good first step but more needs to be done

Monday, 29th May 2017

Large businesses are finally taking steps to assist their small business suppliers as over 30 companies sign a voluntary code which aims to pay small business within 30 days.

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Faster payment times for over 5,000 small businesses

Thursday, 18th May 2017

Thousands of Australian small business suppliers will soon see the benefits of faster payment times after Rio Tinto announced a change to its payment terms.

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ASIC and ASBFEO hold banks to account on unfair contract terms

Tuesday, 16th May 2017

Following intervention by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the big four banks are taking action to protect small businesses from unfair terms in

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ASBFEO welcomes Government's small business Budget focus - instant asset write-off extension and move on banks to deliver fairness

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) welcomes the extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme announced in tonight’s Budget and a range of other pro-small business initiatives.

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Payroll tax cuts in Victoria a boost for small businesses

Saturday, 6th May 2017

Payroll tax holds small businesses back and Victoria’s cut to regional payroll tax will assist jobs and growth, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, said today.

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